Person of Interest

Season 3 Episode 20

Death Benefit

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 15, 2014 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: John Greer and Senator Garrison meet in front of a painting: Hieronymous Bosh's famous triptych "The Garden of Earthly Delights" which is in the Prado museum in Madrid.

  • Quotes

    • Root: Hey, kids. You miss me between drug deals?
      Sam: Yeah. I miss you like I miss an intestinal parasite.
      Root: I love your similes.

    • Finch: Dare I hope that you've packed something other than weaponry?
      Reese: There's trip wire to booby-trap the room door. And a toothbrush.
      Finch: Oral hygiene is something, I suppose.

    • Reese: Can we put this screeching cat out of its misery?
      Finch: It's not feline. It's Verdi.

    • Finch: Next time, you can be the disk jockey. We'll listen to whatever you like.
      Reese: Well, maybe next time I'll just sing for you. I do a great Ring cycle, you know.
      Finch: I think I'll skip your Brunnhilde.
      Reese: Suit yourself.

    • Root: Thanks for being my travel buddy on these errands.
      Sam: Sure. It's not every day you get to beat up a militia group in Anchorage then hop a plane to Miami.

    • Sam: I could try blasting through the roadblock.
      Finch: The term "blasting" does not inspire great confidence, Ms. Shaw.

    • Finch: Lives will be lost. The results will be nothing short of catastrophic.
      McCourt: These programs are always going to be controversial. But also inevitable. People get up in arms whenever they go public, but eventually the noise dies down, because the simple truth is that people want to be protected. They just don't want to know how.

    • Finch: Since we started this, things have changed. We've changed. But the mission, our purpose, has always been constant--to save lives. If that's changed somehow, if we're in a place now where the Machine is asking us to commit murder... that's a place I can't go. I'm afraid this is where I get off.

    • Greer: Surely you didn't think, in a world where you were surveilling everyone, that no one was watching you?

  • Notes

  • Allusions